…from the quill of Antisthenes
Lord Christopher Monckton, a renowned anthropogenic global warming sceptic is in Australia, attempting to debate what he considers the faulty science behind the scare. It is not easy. For example, the management of Brisbane Broncos (a sport club, apparently majority owned by The News Limited) cancelled his appearance at the club after a campaign by the Australian Labor Party’s puppet organisation.
Furthermore, fifty academics petitioned the Notre Dame University (Western Australia) to cancel his planned speech there. You can find the unsurprising background of some of them on http://bunyipitude.blogspot.com/2011/07/finnish-cinema-and-climate-change.html
Unfortunately, what is also unsurprising is the silence of the rest of academia. Fifty of their colleagues get together to censor free speech, and the reaction – so what – I got my grant/career and I’m not going to risk it.
Perhaps I ought to be surprised that it was only fifty censors. But, in time, our academics, but for a handful of the brave, will obediently denounce heretics, like their colleagues did in Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, China … and then there would no heretics and only the true, government approved science would flourish.